Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Happy Wedding!


I am thrilled to be sharing my Level 1 Challenge Assignment with you. 

My challenge was to select any 3 components from the Level 1 Altenew classes and create a love/anniversary/wedding theme card or project.

I used the Beautiful Day stamp set from the All About Layering 2 class, embossing powder from the Let It Shine class and embossing with dies from the Easy Die Cutting Techniques class.

I used the Cube Cover die to emboss white card stock and then misted it with Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle.

The flowers are stamped with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake and Lagoon. The last outline image is stamped with Versamark embossing ink, sprinkled with Stampendous detail silver embossing powder and heat set. 

The blooms were fussy cut, leaves stamped on white card stock and then heat embossed in detail silver. I hope you can see a bit of the sparkle from the Shimmer Spritz in this photo.

The flowers were then arranged along the bottom and side edge of the card front with foam adhesive to add dimension. I die cut the leaves with the matching die and then tucked them under the blooms.
The sentiment is 2 separate stamps from the Studio Katia "Happy" set, with all the Altenew stamps I have I did not have one that said Happy Wedding.

The sentiment is attached with foam adhesive and I've also added Studio Katia Majestic Fusion sequins.

Lastly, I adhered the card front to black card stock, leaving a thin border around the card front. I then added a strip of The Ton silver glitter paper to the top and left side of the card stock and then adhered the card front to a 4.25" by 5.5" card base.

Thanks for taking a look!


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

All that Glitters


Back today sharing another card, this one created for the Altenew Celebration Stencil Techniques class:

I used the Altenew Cube Builder Stencil and Elizabeth Craft Designs Microfine glitter. I began by applying double sided adhesive to white card stock, removed the release paper and laid the stencil on top. I began with the dark green glitter first and worked from dart to light glitter colours, burnishing the glitter before removing the stencil and realigning for the lighter green glitter. 

The last layer is warm white glitter. I then used Distress Ink in Twisted Citron to stamp 3 balloons from the Birthday Greetings set along with the sentiment in Jet Black Crisp Dye ink.

A scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti add to the celebratory feel of this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by ๐Ÿ˜Š.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Hi Friends!

I am back with another card post, this time featuring the Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set which is one of the stamps demonstrated in the Altenew All About Layering 2 class.

I stamped these flowers with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks in Blush, Rouge, Crimson and Velvet. The leaves are stamped with Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen.

The background die cut is the Quatrefoil cutting plate by Taylored Expressions.

I covered the flowers, leaves and sentiment with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter which is hard to capture in a photo. If you look closely at the upper left of this photo you may be able to see a hint of the glitter.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in, it's very much appreciated๐Ÿ˜Š

Monday, January 29, 2018

Big Island

Hello All!

I am just about finished my level 1 Altenew Educator Certification classes, here's my project for the All About Layering class.

I stamped blooms from Altenew Vintage Flowers, Whimsical Flowers and Layered Lilies stamp sets. 

Images were die cut with matching dies except for the Whimsical Flower images, I chose to fussy cut those.

Here's a close up of the lilies.

I finished the layout with a title in black letters and black gems to keep the focus on the tropical colours of the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, January 26, 2018



This card is all about sparkle and shine courtesy of the Altenew Let It Shine class.

I stamped the circles in Altenew Crisp Dye Jet Black Ink using the Altenew Pattern Play Circles stamp.

I then stamped solid circles in various sizes from the stamp set and heat embossed with Recollections Gold embossing powder, Stampendous Silver embossing powder, Altenew Crisp Platinum embossing powder and The Ton Rose Gold embossing powder.

The Ton silver adhesive paper edges the top and left side of the card front. Sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Studio Katia black gems, gold sequins and clear drops add more shine.

Thanks for taking a look๐Ÿ˜€

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Hi All!

A couple more cards to share with you today, inspired by the Altenew Easy Ink Blending Techniques class.

I had sooooo much fun making these cards and knew exactly what I wanted to create after watching the lessons in the class.
For the card on the right, I inked a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white card stock with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Morning Frost and Evening Grey. I stamped and die cut the blooms and leaves using Altenew Vintage Flowers stamps and dies

I used Crisp Dye Inks in Buttercream and Mango Smoothie for the flowers and Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades for the leaves. The sympathy sentiment is a stamp in my stash. I popped up one of the die cut flowers with foam tape and added a few Studio Katia clear drops.

The card on the left also uses the Altenew Vintage Flowers stamp set. I created a floral background on white card stack with various stamps from the set, using layering stamps for the purple blooms. The floral panel is then cut on the diagonal and layered over a card stock ink blend of Crisp Dye Ink Buttercream and Mango Smoothie with foam tape.

I die cut the word "happy" 5 times with a die from my stash, the top layer from an inked piece of card stock. They were all glued together with a glue pen. Lastly, I filled in the white spaces with Studio Katia Sparkling Sequins.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Clean and Simple


I have been on a card making roll lately working on my Level 1 Altenew Education Certification. It's great to build up my card stash, I donated all I had made over the past couple years so my box is empty๐Ÿ˜Š.

These cards were made for the Altenew Clean and Simple Boutique cards class.

 I stamped these butterflies using the Altenew Painted Butterflies stamp set.

I then watercolored the butterflies with Gansai Tambei watercolours.

I used the sentiment from the Altenew Magnolias for Her stamp set.

This card was super simple to make. I used the balloon stamps from the Altenew Birthday Greetings set using Altenew Crisp Dye Inks in Buttercream, Seaglass and Morning Frost.

I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Bash set in Versafine Onyx Black, coated in clear embossing powder and heat embossed; a few black gems complete this simple card.

Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ˜Š.